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Landing Craft Updates

I can’t believe it is two years since I last did anything with my MDF landing craft. I was contacted by the reader recently regarding my prototype landing craft posted in 2018.

Following the last build, I made a number of changes to the drawing but never got around to getting one cut. The main changes were to add higher side panels, so when tall Dust walkers are in the craft, it does not look too top heavy.


This is the standard side panel option, more suitable for WWII games.

For a more Weird War setting, the higher sides work better for tall walkers.

Here it is with two 80mm round bases worth of Dust Axis walkers.

I also wanted to have a better method of having the ramp stay in the up position.

I had an idea to do a much larger landing craft to take the massive walkers, but if it took me two years to finish this landing craft, I would not like to say if it will ever get designed.

Viking Ship

I made some progress on the Viking Longship over the weekend. Having removed the plastic deck, I decided to get rid of most of it and only keep the centre bit to support the mast.

Using some polystyrene and foam card, I built up the deck to a good model height and then decked it all out with balsa.

Once some fiddly detail was added around the bow and stern (that’s the front and back to all you land lubbers), the thing is ready for painting.

I still have to make the mast this week, but that can wait.

40K Battle

On the rare occaision we get a weekend game organised, it is great to have the time to set up a complex table of terrain, get loads on toy soldiers on the table, eat pizza, roll buckets of dice and have a thoroughly enjoyable day.

It does take me ages to actually get the pictures online, this battle was played some time ago, my Grey Knights and Blood Angels against a massive horde of Death Guard.

So I am not going to make any comments, just leave this big list of picture here…

Black Diamond Troopers

I have ten of these Relic Knights Black Diamond dudes armed with impressive looking shotguns.
The restic plasto-resin hybrid is not brilliant, but I intend to practice with black contrast paint on them before I tackle some Deathwatch models. If they turn out okay, they may well get used in Rogue Stars or as retinue for the Inquisition.

A Month Of Posts

I managed a whole month of posts in January, all down to the fact that I had a very busy Christmas and New Year period building loads of models that had been in my backlog.

I do not intend to that again!

The trick now is to stick to the undercoating and painting priorities and make some progress in the coming weeks to finish some new stuff.

Over the next few weeks, the immediate plan is to paint a unit of Lannisters followed by something else until all the Lannisters are done. Then I can replan again…

Malya

In the great build something campaign of the last six weeks, I went back tothe Relic Knights models from CMON. These were made from a terrible “restic” resin plastic hybrid of some description that was awful to work with, hence the reason they all got put in The Loft Full Of Lead.

Trimming mould lines was a real pain, using a file did not work, the best way was to use a new scapel blade and carefully trim the lines off.

The finished model is quiet fun, somewhat different to the usual wargaming models. I want to see if I can get this range into a Rogue Stars game or something similar.